On October 1 2017 some important changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) will come into effect. These changes will give child care providers more authority over who they put in charge and cut through a lot of the red tape that often gets in the way of offering quality care.
The NQF is an agreement between Federal and State governments to provide quality and consistent education and care to children. The NQF introduced a Quality Care Standard in 2012 which set a minimum standard of care and established a rating system across long day care, family day care, preschool, and out of school hours care. Read more
From 2018, accessing childcare will be more accessible. Providing higher levels of financial support to the families who earn the least aims to make the process of returning to work less financially draining. More importantly, this initiative will give your child an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of an early childhood education. Family life is busy – in between juggling work and family life, there’s not a lot of time left to catch up on legislative changes, so we’ve outlined them for you. Read more
In November, MamaMag featured an article focused on Guardian’s approach to Reggio Emilia within our Early Learning Centres, particularly our River Garden centre in Victoria. Learn how our River Garden centre was created with space designed to provoke wonder through an abundance of natural light, where concepts of light, transparency and shadow are enhanced.
Read the full article to learn more about our River Garden centre as well as the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and how this early learning approach creates a unique learning environment.
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Guardian Early Learning Group on behalf of its clients.
Tom Hardwick, the founder and CEO of Guardian, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Partners Group as our new majority shareholder – it is a real honour that a global investment group with the prestige, size and experience of Partners Group has chosen to back our vision to grow the size and quality of our business. We are looking forward to working with Partners Group to pursue our business objectives and in the process enhance the quality of the early learning and care experience we provide to families in the communities we serve.”
Guardian Early Learning Group CEO, Tom Hardwick, has been profiled in the July 2015 edition of CEO Magazine. Read more